Village perched up on the ice cap, Dormillouse overhangs the impetuous waterfall. Its isolation enabled the Vaudois, the « damned by God » in the Middle Ages, to take refuge from persectution. Still today, you can only discover this village full of history on foot..
Park at the Cascades carpark, at the terminus of the road, right at the bottom of Freissinières valley. Take the path to the left where you will find the entrance to the National Park, three explanatory signs (leave to the right by the walkway which leads to the winter path). Follow the itinerary « Dormillouse ». Take the bridge over the Oules torrent and continue along the bending path that leads beside the big waterfall then cross an area of rocky scree. At the following crossroads, leave the path on the left (Fangeas lake, Terres Blanches mountain path) and keep to the right which leads to the prairies, take the righthand walkway which leads to Dormillouse village. Come back to the Cascades carpark by the same itinerary.
From the RN 94, North of Roche de Rame follow the direction to Freissinières on the D38 then the D38B to Freissinières. Cross Freissinières then follow the D238 which goes to right towards the Cascades carpark,at the bottom of the valley. Terminus of the route, at the bottom of Freissinières valley excluding the snowy period when the route is closed.
Vallouise Park house
Information, documentation, models, exhibitions, screenings, product sales and works of the Park. Guided tours for school, reservation required. The new Park House opened in Vallouise since June 1, and offers visitors an interactive permanent exhibition inviting to explore the area and its heritage. A temporary exhibition space will allow a renewed offer. Finally, the device is completed by an audiovisual room to organize screenings and conferences Free admission. All animations of the Park are free unless otherwise stated.
Lat: 44.84641, Lng: 6.48839
This trek is within park center, please read access rules.
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